Point Loma Nazarene University is the official university of the Southwest Educational Region of the Church of the Nazarene. A Board of Trustees, composed of an equal number of ministers and laypersons, oversees the affairs of the university. Board members are nominated from 11 districts in the region and elected to the Board to serve on the self-perpetuating body.
The relationship of the university and the Church of the Nazarene is characterized by a mutual commitment to the doctrine and mission. In this relationship, the university provides quality leaders for Christian service within social, civic, business, and church communities.
The Church of the Nazarene is an international Protestant denomination in the holiness tradition. The Church is firmly Wesleyan in doctrine and evangelical in mission. Its polity is representative. Emphasis is given to the conversion of sinners, the entire sanctification of believers, and the spreading of the gospel to every person. The Church is a member of the Christian Holiness Partnership and the National Association of Evangelicals.
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